Sometimes we don’t have a choice because work and home situations are complicated. We can’t just walk out because someone is behaving hatefully towards us, for a number of reasons. We have financial commitments, we have children to consider, etc. This is when we need to build our inner sanctuary.
When we are around people who are behaving badly or events that are difficult, we can still deal with them in a calm manner. We can use Don Miguel Ruiz’s brilliant, “Four Agreements.” They are Ancient Toltec words of wisdom that simply and clearly lead to inner peace and harmony. If you follow them, you will not fail in living a harmonious life.
One of the most powerful of the Four Agreements is, “Don’t take anything personally.” The haters are behaving according to their own conditioning, their moods, what they ate or didn’t eat that day, etc., and it has nothing to do with you at all. You just happen to be there. They would be like that with someone else. Think of that next time someone tries to spread their toxic vibes to you.